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‘Born to Run’ is 40

BorntoRunLPIt’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the release of Born to Run on August 25th 1975. The album was a turning point for Springsteen, who became that year a worldwide rock star.

(See: Born to Run, live, song by song through 8 videos)

Here’s some articles published this week to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the album release:

Born to Run at 40 (Bruce Springsteen, official website)
Born to Run Turns 40 (Hits Daily Double)
Springsteen’s Rock Poetry at Its Best (The New York Times, Aug.1975)
‘Born to Run’: Forty Years of Awesomeness (National Review)
Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream (The Atlantic)
Bruce Springsteen on Making ‘Born to Run’: ‘We Went to Extremes’ (Rolling Stone)
The Streets Of A Runaway American Dream: Born To Run 40 Years Later (Stereogum)
How Bruce Springsteen Made ‘Born To Run’ an American Masterpiece (The Observer)
Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run Celebrates 40 years (CBS News)
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Turns 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review (Billboard)
Born to Run at 40: A short history of the album that turned Bruce Springsteen into America’s biggest rock star (The Week)
The Birth of Born to Run (Slate)
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ Turns 40; Thoughts From A Tramp Like Me (Forbes)

(Photo: Eric Meola)
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Born to Run cumple 40 años

BorntoRunLPBruce Springsteen estaba en la cuerda floja en 1974: sus dos primeros discos habían sido un fracaso comercial y CBS estaba a punto de darle la patada. Si el tercer disco no funcionaba, su carrera en CBS llegaría a su fin. Tras más de un año de agonía en diversos estudios de grabación, Springsteen completó su obra maestra y el 25 de agosto de 1975 Born to Run vio la luz. Fue un éxito absoluto y le convirtió en una estrella de rock.

La portada del álbum, con Springsteen apoyándose sobre el hombro de Clarence Clemons, es todo un clásico, gracias a la magnífica fotografía de Eric Meola. 40 años después las canciones de Born to Run siguen siendo parte vital de sus conciertos, desde la memorable «Thunder Road» hasta la majestuosa «Jungleland».

(Ver: Las canciones de Born to Run, en directo a través de 8 vídeos)

El propio Bruce ha recordado la efemérides en su página web, y el disco ha sido recordado en innumerables artículos de prensa durante esta semana:

40 Años con Born to Run (El Periódico)
El Disco a Vida o Muerte de Bruce Springsteen (Europa Press)
40 años del álbum que convirtió a Springsteen en el futuro del rock (Hipertextual)
Born to Run Turns 40 (Hits Daily Double)
Springsteen’s Rock Poetry at Its Best (The New York Times, Aug.1975)
‘Born to Run’: Forty Years of Awesomeness (National Review)
Born to Run and the Decline of the American Dream (The Atlantic)
Bruce Springsteen on Making ‘Born to Run’: ‘We Went to Extremes’ (Rolling Stone)
The Streets Of A Runaway American Dream: Born To Run 40 Years Later (Stereogum)
How Bruce Springsteen Made ‘Born To Run’ an American Masterpiece (The Observer)
Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run Celebrates 40 years (CBS News)
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ Turns 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review (Billboard)
Born to Run at 40: A short history of the album that turned Bruce Springsteen into America’s biggest rock star (The Week)
The Birth of Born to Run (Slate)
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ Turns 40; Thoughts From A Tramp Like Me (Forbes)

(Foto: Eric Meola)
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Las canciones de Born to Run, en directo

Thunder Road («No Nukes» benefit show, Madison Square Garden, New York, 22 Sept. 1979)

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, 20 Sept. 1978)

Night (The Palladium, New York 4 Nov. 1976)

Backstreets (Hammersmith Odeon, London, 18 Nov. 1975)

Born To Run (Phoenix, Arizona 8 July 1978)

She’s the One (Hammersmith Odeon, London, 18 Nov. 1975)

Meeting Across the River (Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, 21 Sept. 1978)

Jungleland (Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, 20 Sept. 1978)

Bruce Springsteen reunites the E Street Band for Jon Stewart’s farewell show

E Street Band 06 08 2015Jon Stewart has been the host of Comedy Central’s «Daily Show» since 1999. He said goodbye to the show on August 6th, and for his farewell he had an unannounced performance by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

Springsteen was accompanied by the whole E Street Band (sans the horns section, except Jake), and they performed «Land of Hope and Dreams» (as requested by Jon Stewart), which segued into the final verse of «Born to Run», for an epic ending.

Foto: Patti Scialfa/Instagram @officialrumbledoll

El Daily Show se despide con la actuación de Bruce Springsteen

E Street Band 06 08 2015Jon Stewart ha sido desde 1999 el presentador, siempre divertido, claro e incisivo, del programa «Daily Show» de la cadena Comedy Central. Ayer se despidió de su audiencia con una actuación, no anunciada, de Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

Bruce actuó acompañado de toda la banda, aunque sin la sección de vientos (salvo Jake Clemons al saxo), e interpretó «Land of Hope and Dreams» (a petición de Stewart), enlazada con la parte final de «Born to Run», ofreciendo un tono épico a la despedida del presentador.

Era la primera actuación de la banda desde el final de la gira High Hopes en mayo de 2014, y Jon los presentó al final del programa como «aquí está… mi momento zen«.

Foto: Patti Scialfa/Instagram @officialrumbledoll

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